Cartoon Network Studios
Current logo adopted since 2013
|Subsidiary of Time Warner|
Live action (2007–2013)
|Founded||October 21, 1994|
|Brian A. Miller (Senior Vice President and General Manager)|
|Owner||Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)|
|Parent||Turner Broadcasting System (1994–1996)
Time Warner (1996–2001; 2003–present)
AOL Time Warner (2001–2003)
Cartoon Network Studios is an American animation studio based in Burbank, California that is owned by Turner Broadcasting System and Cartoon Network, which are both subsidiaries of Time Warner. It focuses on producing and developing original animated programs and shorts for Cartoon Network, but sometimes also for Adult Swim.
The actual animation production is done overseas, mostly at Saerom Animation, Rough Draft Studios, and Sunmin Image Pictures (SMIP Co., LTD.), with pre-production and post-production being United States-based.
The studio began on October 21, 1994, at 7:00am as a name-only division of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., which was then focused on producing Cartoon Cartoons for Cartoon Network: What a Cartoon!, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls. In 1997, these series credited Cartoon Network Studios as Warner Bros. Animation's subsidiary Hanna-Barbera, as the latter was merged into the former by early 1998. In 1999, Cartoon Network Studios acquired its own facility located at 300 N 3rd St in Burbank, California, which was the location of a former Pacific Bell telephone exchange, and transferred their existing shows still in production at Hanna-Barbera to this place in 2000; all until its grand opening in the Summer of that year. Former DiC and Nickelodeon employees Brian A. Miller and Jennifer Pelphrey manage the company since it began production in 2000.
After William Hanna died, the Hanna-Barbera name was dropped as a production entity and the Hanna-Barbera studio was folded into Warner Bros. Animation by its chief Jean MacCurdy. Cartoon Network Studios was then revived as a separate entity from Hanna-Barbera, growing out of the animation studio. Cartoon Network Studios has continued to steadily grow with productions such as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Samurai Jack and newer productions such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Uncle Grandpa. Some of Cartoon Network Studios' former programming now rerun on Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang.
|What a Cartoon!||1995–1997||Fred Seibert||Hanna-Barbera||Also known as World Premiere Toons, The What-A-Cartoon! Show, and The Cartoon Cartoon Show.|
|Dexter's Laboratory||1996–2003||Genndy Tartakovsky||Hanna-Barbera (from 1997 to 1999)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts, "Dexter's Laboratory" and "The Big Sister".|
|Johnny Bravo||1997–2004||Van Partible||Hanna-Barbera (from 1997 to 2002)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts: "Johnny Bravo", "Jungle Boy in 'Mr. Monkeyman'", and "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women".|
|The Powerpuff Girls||1998–2005||Craig McCracken||Hanna-Barbera (from 1998 to 2001)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts, "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" and "Crime 101".|
|Time Squad||2001–2003||Dave Wasson|
|Samurai Jack||2001–2004 (1st run)
2017 (2nd run)
|Genndy Tartakovsky||The first four seasons were aired on Cartoon Network; the upcoming fifth season will be aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block.|
|Grim & Evil||2001–2002||Maxwell Atoms||Spin-off of "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: 'Meet the Reaper'", a Cartoon Cartoon short produced by Hanna-Barbera that won the first Big Pick Show marathon.|
|Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law||2001–2003||Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter||Williams Street
Allied Art & Science (episodes from 2 to 4)
|Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?||2002–2003||Greg Miller||Spin-off of another Cartoon Cartoon short, "Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?" (also produced by Hanna-Barbera), who which was aired as part of the Big Pick Show marathon.|
|The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||2003–2008||Maxwell Atoms||Both originated from the split of Grim & Evil.|
|Evil Con Carne||2003–2004|
|Star Wars: Clone Wars||2003–2005||Genndy Tartakovsky||Lucasfilm, Ltd.|
|Megas XLR||2004–2005||Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic|
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||2004–2009||Craig McCracken|
|Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi||2004–2006||Sam Register||Renegade Animation||Based on the pop/rock duo Puffy AmiYumi, known as the composers of Teen Titans' theme song.|
|The Life and Times of Juniper Lee||2005–2007||Judd Winick|
|Camp Lazlo||2005–2008||Joe Murray|
|My Gym Partner's a Monkey||Julie McNally-Cahill and Timothy Cahill|
|Ben 10||Man of Action|
|Squirrel Boy||2006–2007||Everett Peck|
|Class of 3000||2006–2008||André Benjamin and Thomas W. Lynch||Moxie Turtle
Tom Lynch Company
|Out of Jimmy's Head||2007–2008||Tim McKeon and Adam Pava||Brookwell McNamara Entertainment||Only live-action/animated series from Cartoon Network Studios. Based on the only movie of this genre from the channel called Re-Animated.|
|Chowder||2007–2010||C. H. Greenblatt|
|Transformers: Animated||2007–2009||Hasbro (original franchise)||MOOK DLE
The Answer Studio
|Ben 10: Alien Force||2008–2010||Man of Action|
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||Thurop Van Orman|
|Adventure Time||2010–present||Pendleton Ward||Frederator Studios||Spin-off of "Adventure Time", a short that was aired as part of Nicktoons' Random! Cartoons.|
|Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||2010–2012||Man of Action|
|The Cartoonstitute||2010||Rob Sorcher||Originally intended to be aired on Cartoon Network, but aired on Cartoon Network Video only.|
|Regular Show||2010–2017||J. G. Quintel|
|Tower Prep||2010||Paul Dini||Dolphin Entertainment||First live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Sym-Bionic Titan||2010–2011||Genndy Tartakovsky, Bryan Andrews, and Paul Rudish||Orphanage Animation Studios|
|Robotomy||Michael Buckley and Joe Deasy||World Leaders Entertainment|
|The Problem Solverz||2011–2013||Ben Jones||Mirari Films||Originally intended to be an Adult Swim show named Neon Knome, but aired on Cartoon Network as The Problem Solverz.|
|Secret Mountain Fort Awesome||2011–2012||Pete Browngardt|
|Level Up||2012–2013||Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman||D and D Productions|
|Ben 10: Omniverse||2012–2014||Man of Action|
|Incredible Crew||2013||Nick Cannon||N'Credible Entertainment|
|Uncle Grandpa||2013–present||Pete Browngardt|
|Steven Universe||Rebecca Sugar|
|Black Dynamite||2014–2015||Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, and Scott Sanders||Williams Street
Ars Nova Entertainment
|Over the Garden Wall||2014||Patrick McHale||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original miniseries.|
|We Bare Bears||2015–present||Daniel Chong|
|Long Live the Royals||2015||Sean Szeles||Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original miniseries.|
|The Powerpuff Girls (2016 TV series)||2016–present||Craig McCracken (original series)||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original reboot series.|
|Mighty Magiswords||Kyle A. Carrozza|
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends shorts||2006–2008||Craig McCracken||All released and aired as part of Cartoon Network's New Media Shorts.|
|My Gym Partner's a Monkey shorts||Julie McNally-Cahill and
|Billy's Birthday Shorties||2006||Maxwell Atoms|
|Camp Lazlo shorts||2006–2008||Joe Murray|
|The Life and Times of Juniper Lee shorts||2006–2007||Judd Winick|
|Irwin Hearts Mandy||2007||Maxwell Atoms|
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack shorts||Thurop Van Orman||Aired as part of Wedgies anthology series in 2008. Also the only Cartoon Network Studios shorts featured in that project.|
|The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy shorts||2008||Maxwell Atoms||All released and aired as part of Cartoon Network's New Media Shorts.|
|Ben 10 shorts||2008–2012||Man of Action|
|Squirrel Boy shorts||2008||Everett Peck|
|Regular Show shorts||2011 (DVD)
|J. G. Quintel|
|Adventure Time shorts||2012 (DVD)
|Pendleton Ward||Frederator Studios|
|Mixels||2014–2016||John Fang and David P.
|The Lego Group|
|Mighty Magiswords||2015–present||Kyle A. Carrozza||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original web series.|
|Clarence shorts||Skyler Page|
|We Bare Bears shorts||Daniel Chong|
|Uncle Grandpa shorts||Pete Browngardt|
|Steven Universe shorts||Rebecca Sugar|
|OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||2016–present||Ian Jones-Quartey||Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original web series.|
|Get 'Em Tommy!||Victor Courtright||Third Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original web series.|
Upcoming/in development series
|Ben 10||October 1, 2016 (International Cartoon Network except the United States, all North and Latin American countries)
February 2, 2017 (United States)
|Man of Action||Current (CN International)/upcoming (CN North/Latin America) reboot of the original Ben 10 series.
Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original reboot series.
|Codename: Kids Next Door||2001||Mr. Warburton||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon, later won the competition. Pilot for the show of the same name, who which is entirely produced by Curious Pictures.|
|Evil Con Carne||Maxwell Atoms||Aired as part of the series premiere Grim & Evil. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|LowBrow||2002||Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoon Weekend Summerfest marathon. Pilot for Megas XLR.|
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||2007||Thurop Van Orman||Released online in mini sequence as part of the interview with its creator. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Uncle Grandpa||2008||Pete Browngardt||Released as part of The Cartoonstitute. The pilot was used as the basis for the series Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, and then greenlit as its own series.|
|Regular Show||2009||J. G. Quintel||Released as part of The Cartoonstitute. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Level Up||2011||Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman||D and D Productions|
|Steven Universe||2013||Rebecca Sugar||First of the seven pilots from Cartoon Network' Shorts Development Program to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Clarence||Skyler Page||Second of the seven pilots from Cartoon Network' Shorts Development Program to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Tome of the Unknown||Patrick McHale||Third of the seven pilots from Cartoon Network' Shorts Development Program to be greenlit as a full series. Unlike the other pilots, that were shown online, this was selected for screening in various film festivals (such as the OIAF). Greenlit as Over the Garden Wall.|
|Long Live the Royals||2014||Sean Szeles||Shown as an artwork at the Cartoon Network' Shorts Development Program. Pilot for the miniseries of the same name.|
|We Bare Bears||Daniel Chong||Based on the webcomic The Three Bare Bears, it was shown at the European KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Squirrel Boy||TBA||Everett Peck||It wasn't released online or aired on TV, but shown only at School of Visual Arts. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
Failed and uncertain
|IMP, Inc.||2001||Chris Reccardi and Charlie Bean||All aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon.|
|My Freaky Family||John McIntyre|
|Ferret and Parrot||Scott Morse|
|A Kitty Bobo Show||Kevin Kaliher and Meg Dunn|
|Commander Cork: Space Ranger||2002||Mike Bell||All aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.|
|Jeffrey Cat: Claw and Order||Mark O'Hare|
|Bagboy!||John Mathot and Ken Segall|
|Welcome to Eltingville||Evan Dorkin||First two Cartoon Network Studios pilots made for and aired on Adult Swim.|
|The Groovenians||Kenny Scharf|
|Party Wagon||2004||Craig Bartlett||Snee-Oosh, Inc.|
|Periwinkle Around the World||Aaron Springer||Refusing to pick it up as a full series, Cartoon Network instead was going to release five shorts from the pilot as mobile phone content, but ended up putting them in their Sunday Pants anthology series in 2005.|
|Korgoth of Barbaria||2006||Williams Street|
|Welcome to Wackamo||John McIntyre|
|What's Wrong with Ruth?||2007||William Reiss|
|Project Gilroy||Shannon Tindle, Shane Prigmore, and Andy Schuhler|
|Diggs Tailwagger: Galactic Rover||Derek Drymon||Pilot originally pitched by Nickelodeon.|
|Enter Mode 5||Gabe Swarr|
|Locker 514||Jeffrey Nodelman and Eric Trueheart||First three live-action short pilots produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Siblings||Thomas W. Lynch||Tom Lynch Company|
|Stan the Man||Matt Dearborn|
|Underfist: Halloween Bash||2008||Maxwell Atoms||Spin-off pilot from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.|
|Mask of Santo||Carlo Olivares Paganoni||Based on the real-life Mexican wrestler icon El Santo, it was originally to be a series broadcast on the network, but the pilot wasn't picked up for a season.|
|KROG||2010||Mark Rivers||Fourth live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Dynamice!||2011||Butch Hartman||Billionfold Inc.|
|Harlem Man||Robert Brewster||Only pre-production pilot from Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Aliens in the House||2013||Danny Kallis||Last two live-action short pilots produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Attention Students||Garrett Frawley and Brian Turner|
|Lakewood Plaza Turbo||Ian Jones-Quartey||Released as part of Cartoon Network' Shorts Development Program. It was later adapted into a mobile game and a mini web series, titled respectively OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo and OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.|
|Mars Safari!||Ghostshrimp||All released as part of Cartoon Network' Shorts Development Program.|
|My Science Fiction Project||Audie Harrison|
|Paranormal Roommates||Benton Connor|
|AJ's Infinite Summer||2014||Toby Jones|
|Back to Backspace||Dominic Bisignano and Amalia Levari|
|Pillywags Mansion||Sam Marin||Retrofit Films
Chiodo Bros. Productions, Inc.
|Only Cartoon Network Studios puppet show/animated pilot.|
|Ridin' with Burgess||Andres Salaff|
|Twelve Forever||Julia Vickerman|
|Apple & Onion||George Gendi||Both screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.|
|Welcome to My Life||Elizabeth Ito|
|Summer Camp Island||2016||Julia Pott||Screened at the SXSW Festival.|
|Bottom's Butte||Minty Lewis|
|Victor and Valentino||Diego Molano|
|Infinity Train||Owen Dennis|
This is a list of Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original shorts that were not pilots.
|The Great Pinkerton||John McIntyre||2004||Featured as part of Sunday Pants anthology series in 2005.|
|Mr. Pike||Lillian Hughes||2012||First short winner of Young Writers Program, a special school project created in 2010 by the former Studios' executive Zita Lefebvre, in partnership with Burbank's R.L. Stevenson Elementary School. Its creator, Lillian Hughes, was a fifth grader student of the same school.|
|You Are Special||Sherryn Sim||2013||Second short winner of Young Writers Program. Used for the Cartoon Network's campaign "Stop Bullying: Speak Up", the creator Sherryn Sim was an eighth grader student of D.S. Jordan Middle School.|
|Revelation||Boys & Girls Club of Burbank||2014||Short created by nine middle/high school kids members of the club for Cartoon Network's campaign "Stop Bullying: Speak Up". These members are: Tamara Chehata, Jonathan Morgan, James Casey, ZanyQa Price, Stephanie Reyes, Karina Lopez, Rosio Iniguez, Aaliyah Arellano, and Angela Ayvazyan.|
Original movies/TV specials
All the films are theatrically distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
|The Powerpuff Girls Movie||2002|
|Regular Show: The Movie||2015|
|Untitled Adventure Time film||TBA||Warner Animation Group
|Announced February 2015. Based on Adventure Time.|
- List of programs broadcast by Cartoon Network
- Williams Street
- Warner Bros. Animation
- Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, the European sister studio of the company.
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio - the animation division of Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, and Nick Jr.
- Disney Television Animation - the animation division of Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior.
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